JAMESTOWN – The issue of whether or not a cell tower should be put up in a residential area of Jamestown will go before the city zoning board Wednesday afternoon.
In September the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals tabled the use and area variances proposed by Verizon Wireless to install a 100-foot “monopine” cellphone tower in a residential area along Hallock St.
The decision to table to matter came after discussing the proposal with the petitioners and hearing from concerned residents. The petitioner, who represents Bell Atlantic Mobile System, was asked to provide additional information to the zoning board on the matter, including how the tower may impact storm water drainage in that area. Details regarding a plan to lease space on the cell tower was also requested.
The petition is for a use and area variance on behalf of Verizon Wireless to install the cell tower adjacent to 40 Hallock St., which is owned by Hillcrest Baptist Church. Residents in that neighborhood have already voiced opposition to the tower, which would be designed to look like a large pine tree, rather than a traditional cell tower.
Also on the agenda for its November meeting, the zoning board plans to review a zoning variance regarding the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts using incorporating video and animated graphics on its new LED marquee, which was installed last month.
The zoning board meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the city council chambers, second floor of city hall and is open to the public.